Red Eye Recipe

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What is a Red Eye?

A Red Eye, also known as a Shot in the Dark, is a strong and bold coffee drink that combines the robustness of regular coffee with the intensity of a shot of espresso. This coffee concoction is popular among those seeking a powerful caffeine kick to jumpstart their day or keep them energized during busy hours. The Red Eye offers a blend of flavors and a higher caffeine content than a standard cup of coffee, making it a favorite choice for coffee enthusiasts who love a bold coffee experience.

How to Make a Red Eye at Home:

Creating a Red Eye at home is a simple process that requires only a few ingredients. Here's how to make this energizing coffee drink:


  • Freshly roasted coffee beans (your preferred coffee blend)
  • Hot water
  • Espresso shot (optional: for a Double Red Eye)


  1. Grind the coffee beans to your desired consistency, suitable for the brewing method you'll use.
  2. Brew a pot of hot coffee, using your preferred coffee brewing method, such as drip brewing or pour-over.
  3. While the coffee is still hot, pour a shot of espresso directly into the coffee cup, creating a Red Eye.
  4. For an extra kick, consider adding a double shot of espresso, creating a Double Red Eye.
  5. Serve the Red Eye immediately to enjoy the bold and invigorating coffee flavors, enhanced by the intensity of the espresso.

The Red Eye is a popular choice for coffee lovers who desire a strong coffee drink to power through their day. Whether you opt for a regular Red Eye or a Double Red Eye, this bold coffee concoction is sure to keep you awake and alert.